|Hankus Netsky 8July2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center|
Hankus Netsky, musician, folklorist, ethnomusicologist, and Chair of Contemporary Improvisation at the New England Conservatory in Boston, was interviewed by Nora Feinstein on July 8, 2010 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. Hankus was born in 1955 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and grew up there in the middle-class Mt. Airy neighborhood. His father’s family immigrated from Podolia, Ukraine, and his mother’s family came from Kishinev in what is now Moldova...
Keywords: Klezmer Conservatory Band; Jews of Philadelphia; Jews of Boston; Jewish Education; Brecht; Klezmer; Klezmer Revival; Jewish Musical Education; Israel; Jewish Identity; Hebrew; Yiddish; Yiddish Book Center
|Rachel Surden 15July 2010 - Yiddish Book Center|
Rachel Surden discusses her Yiddish education, having always used Yiddish words in her everyday vocabulary and recently learning more about the language through her internship and work with the Yiddish Book Center. She shares her experience on starting a Yiddish choir in Philadelphia and what generally draws her to the language both musically and personally. She elaborates on incorporating Jewish religious traditions into her daily life and identifying Yiddish as the language of her heritage and...
Keywords: Yiddish Vocabulary; Jewish Music; Choral Music; Teaching; Yenglish; Speaking Yiddish; Yiddish Choir; Jewish Religion; Orthodox Jews; Conservative Jews; Yiddish Book Center; Jews of Philadelphia; Jewish Traditions; Hebrew; USC; Russian; Temple University; Jewish Identity; Jewish Culture